Trust Factor

Author: Paul J. Zak
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 0814437672
Format: PDF, ePub
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For decades, alarms have sounded about declining engagement. Yet companies continue to struggle with toxic cultures, and the low productivity and unhappiness that go with them. Why is “culture” so difficult to improve? What makes so many good employees check out? Neuroscientist Paul Zak shows that innate brain functions hold the answers. It all boils down to trust. When someone shows you trust, a feel-good jolt of oxytocin surges through your brain and triggers you to reciprocate. This simple mechanism creates a perpetual trust-building cycle—the key to changing stubborn workplace patterns. Drawing on his original research, Zak teases out science-backed insights for building high-trust organizations. Trust Factor opens a window on how brain chemicals affect behavior, why trust gets squashed, and ways to consciously stimulate it by celebrating effort, sharing information, promoting ownership, and more. The OfactorTM survey, data, and examples support the action plans. Engagement programs and monetary rewards are Band-Aids on broken bones. To get to the root of the problem, you’ve got to go deeper. Packed with examples from The Container Store, Zappos, and Herman Miller, Trust Factor harnesses our neurochemistry to effectively cultivate work places where trust, joy, and commitment compound naturally.

High Performance Government

Author: Robert Klitgaard
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833040677
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In 2003, the National Commission on the Public Service, chaired by Paul Volcker, issued a report detailing problems within the federal government today and recommending changes in its organization, leadership, and operations. This book suggests practical ways to implement the recommendations and defines a research agenda for the future. Thirteen essays address the primary problem areas identified by the Volcker Commission, and the commission report itself is included.

Rebuilding Trust in the Workplace Seven Steps to Renew Confidence Commitment and Energy Large Print 16pt

Author: Dennis Reina
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459625226
Format: PDF
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Are you feeling less engaged, less committed and more skeptical at work? Do you find yourself isolated? Or are you caught in the middle of co - workers' interpersonal conflicts? If so, you may be experiencing the symptoms of broken trust in workplace relationships. Small but hurtful situations accumulate over time into the confidence - busting, commitment - breaking, energy - draining patterns consistent with broken trust. Broken trust is simply the natural outcome of people interacting with one another. Everyone has experienced gossiping, missed deadlines, someone taking credit for other people's work and ''little white lies.'' You may have been hurt. You may have realized that you inadvertently let others down. Or, you may be wondering how to help others reeling from broken trust. No matter your vantage point, Dennis Reina and Michelle Reina's new book offers a proven seven - step process to heal pain and rebuild trust. This compassionate, practical approach will help you reframe the experience, take responsibility, forgive, let go and move on. Through healing, you will want to go to work again. You will feel safe to be more fully ''who'' you are and, once again give your organization your best thinking, highest intention, risk - taking and creativity. And in a place of self - discovery, self - trust and authenticity, you will connect more fully with others in your personal life as well. While there have been many books on recovering from betrayal in personal relationships, this is the first book to focus specifically on the workplace, and the first to give equal weight to what to do when you have hurt others. It is firmly grounded in the Reinas' 20 years of rigorous research on trust and the empathy they have developed from supporting thousands of people on their healing journeys.

Wired to Resist

Author: Britt Andreatta
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 0997354739
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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“Illustrated by real-life examples and evidence from renowned scholars and practitioners, Wired to Resist provides novel insights into understanding why efforts to change often fail and—more importantly—how they can succeed.” Barry Posner, PhD, New York Times best-selling author of The Leadership Challenge “A must-read for business leaders and HR professionals. In this constantly changing world, it’s critical to find leadership strategies that realistically address the human side of change. Dr. Andreatta offers a fresh look at the nature of resistance with a clear path to overcoming it. I couldn’t put it down.” Erin Earle, VP, HRBP for Engineering, LinkedIn “I’ve read many books on leading organizational change and I appreciate how Dr. Andreatta gives me insight into the ‘whys’ behind the ‘hows.’ Wired to Resist arrived just as I was launching a new change initiative in my organization—and it immediately showed me several things I needed to address to increase our chance of success.” Kevin Goldsmith, Chief Technology Officer, Avvo “Making a simple change in our behavior can be the difference between success and failure, but so often we quickly go to our default position and don’t know why. Dr. Andreatta unlocks the puzzle and guides us with proven scientific steps to help us shift to positive outcomes every time we tackle a new goal.” Jacqui Burge, Founder, Desk Yogi Every year failed change costs billions of dollars. We are biologically wired to resist change: it’s the key to our survival and the obstacle that often gets in the way of us fulfilling our potential. Wired to Resist provides a new understanding of our biology and why change fails, despite our best plans. Dr. Andreatta synthesizes the latest research into a new model for change that harnesses the power of neuroscience and shows you how to thrive and lead through all kinds of change. Drawing on her unique background in leadership, psychology, education, and the human sciences, Dr. Britt Andreatta has over 25 years of experience consulting with individuals, businesses, government agencies, universities, and nonprofit organizations. She creates powerful solutions to today’s personal, organizational, and global workplace challenges.

Intelligent Production Machines and Systems 2nd I PROMS Virtual International Conference 3 14 July 2006

Author: Duc T. Pham
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080556345
Format: PDF
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I*PROMS 2005 is an online web-based conference. It provides a platform for presenting, discussing, and disseminating research results contributed by scientists and industrial practitioners active in the area of intelligent systems and soft computing techniques (such as fuzzy logic, neural networks, evolutionary algorithms, and knowledge-based systems) and their application in different areas of manufacturing. Comprised of 100 peer-reviewed articles, this important resource provides tools to help enterprises achieve goals critical to the future of manufacturing. I*PROMS is an European Union-funded network that involves 30 partner organizations and more than 130 researchers from universities, research organizations, and corporations. * State-of-the-art research results * Leading European researchers and industrial practitioners * Comprehensive collection of indexed and peer-reviewed articles in book format supported by a user-friendly full-text CD-ROM with search functionality

Distributed Artificial Intelligence Agent Technology and Collaborative Applications

Author: Sugumaran, Vijayan
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1605661457
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"This book is a catalyst for emerging research in intelligent information, specifically artificial intelligent technologies and applications to assist in improving productivity in many roles such as assistants to human operators and autonomous decision-making components of complex systems"--Provided by publisher.

Ubiquitous Computing and Multimedia Applications

Author: Tai-hoon Kim
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642209971
Format: PDF, ePub
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This two-volume set (CCIS 150 and CCIS 151) constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Multimedia Applications, UCMA 2011, held in Daejeon, Korea, in April 2011. The 86 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 570 submissions. Focusing on various aspects of advances in multimedia applications and ubiquitous computing with computational sciences, mathematics and information technology the papers present current research in the area of multimedia and ubiquitous environment including models and systems, new directions, novel applications associated with the utilization, and acceptance of ubiquitous computing devices and systems.

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology Third Edition

Author: Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466658894
Format: PDF, Docs
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"This 10-volume compilation of authoritative, research-based articles contributed by thousands of researchers and experts from all over the world emphasized modern issues and the presentation of potential opportunities, prospective solutions, and future directions in the field of information science and technology"--Provided by publisher.